If your I-130 application (family based) is approved and you are waiting for your visa # availability... do you say "yes" or "No" to a question " HAVE YOU EVER APPLIED FOR US PERMANENT RESIDENCY"?
The answer is "NO". Filing Form I-130 means you filed a family petition only. It is not an application for a permanent residence.
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You could correctly respond "no" as I-130 is not an LPR application.
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I agree. Assuming the I-130 petition is the only time you or anyone filed anything on your behalf with US immigration services then technically, you have never applied for permanent residency. Good luck!
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